BOB CASALE OF DEVO~ RIP
Bob Casale, original member and rhythm guitarist of the sui generis post-punk/New Wave band Devo, died on February 17 at age 61. Founded by Gerald Casale and Mark Mothersbaugh at Kent State University in the early 1970s, Bob Casale joined Devo in its earliest days, along with Mothersbaugh’s brother Bob and, eventually, drummer Alan Myers, who died last year. (Casale was then known as “Bob 2,” to distinguish him from Bob Mothersbaugh.) In addition to guitar, Casale also played keyboards and had a hand in engineering and producing many of the group’s records.